The Opéra de Montréal held its very first Atelier lyrique National Auditions Gala in Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier at Place des Arts on November 15. This prestigious event, entitled TALENT 2017, brought together over three hundred music lovers who gathered to celebrate Canada’s emerging operatic talent on an unforgettable evening benefitting the Opéra de Montréal and its Atelier lyrique.
The eleven finalists, chosen from among more than 120 artists across the country, vied for a spot in the OdM’s prestigious artist-in-residence program. The end result: five young soloists will be making their way into the Atelier lyrique in September 2018. They are: Florence Bourget (Montreal), Spencer Britten (Vancouver), Brenden Friesen (Saskatchewan), Andrea Núñez (Toronto), and Elisabeth Polese (Toronto).